Madelize is a highly successful, intercultural team builder and a leader in the area of international education. She has more than 18 years of experience as a resource developer, co-author, teacher and facilitator. She has gained her expertise in working at early childhood, primary, secondary and tertiary level as well as in corporate environments in South Africa, New Zealand and China.
Her professional experience includes planning, designing and implementing digital and print-based learning solutions for local and international clients, coaching and facilitating in academic and corporate environments and facilitating workshops on curriculum design, instructional design and materials development.
As a business owner and entrepreneur, she has strong expertise in business and strategy development, relationship management between key stakeholders from a variety of professional and cultural backgrounds, as well as consultative educational services.
Since 2006, Madelize has been involved in the development of various niche educational products for Chinese customers, including multi-leveled pre-K to K products for industry leaders such as New Oriental, MaxEn, Baby Care, Xueersi (Mobby) and Best Learning. She also lived in China for two years and was a judge of competitions such as the ‘Star of Outlook’ English Talent Competition and also the ‘New Concept English Ability Competition’, she is well experienced in developing and evaluating student performance in a Chinese context.
She gained a Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics through Victoria University of Wellington in 2009. Other qualifications include a Bachelor of Arts (English, Psychology) from the University of the Free State in South Africa; a Cambridge Certificate in Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) from Languages International in Auckland; a Certificate in Adult Teaching (CAT) from Wintec; and a Postgraduate Certificate in eEducation from The University of Waikato;